The Purple Spatula

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Hvarti Bar Review

690 Euclid Avenue

(647) 728-9336

hrvatibar.com

Pricing: Cheap – Average

Cuisine: Croatian

Type: Casual Restaurant/Bar

Rating

Atmosphere: 7/10

Food: 8/10

Service: 7/10

Hrvati Bar on Urbanspoon

Having never stepped into a Croatian restaurant, I didn’t know what to expect. But I’m glad I did! While the place itself is tucked away on a side street, you can find it easily because of this giant sign out front.

There’s a very casual and relaxing atmosphere; the tables and chairs are hardwood and at times, you can be touching elbows with the person beside you.

If you’re a fan of beer, you can try the Karlovacko Beer, a bubbly rich Croatian creation.

I enjoy a good burger and I’ve had many in my day. And as of December 2012, this is the best one I’ve had so far. I love chewy foods like squid and gummy candies and the Pljeskavica uses the lepinje (a Croatian steamed bun) that’s just amazing. The meat is tender and juicy and it also comes with a side of crispy fries. Just look at that beautiful photo!

The Cevapi (sausage platter) is a traditional dish that’s served with the irresistable bread, golden fries and a tangy, sweet sauce for dipping. The sausages were a little dry but seasoned nicely.

I’m going to apologize in advance for the horrible lighting in this photo. We were sitting by the window when the sun was setting and it was working against me.

The Beef Goulash has sirloin meat stewed in wine and served over buttered flat noodles. To finish it off, it’s topped with a blob of homemade sour cream. Once you mix it all together, it brings out all of the flavours.

I highly recommend stopping by. It gets full fast once dinner time rolls around while they can be short staffed, they are friendly so wait just a little while longer.

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